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Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. Its primary collection emphasis has turned toward home movies and amateur films, with approximately 12,000 items held as of Spring 2015. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven't been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions. Getty Images represents the collection for stock footage sale, and over 6,400 items (representing approximately 4,800 distinct films) are available here.

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PLEASE NOTE: Between 2012-2015, we uploaded newer and higher-quality versions of many titles, including one-part files of most films that were previously available only in two or more parts.

STOCK FOOTAGE: Information on licensing stock footage through Getty Images, our exclusive representative, is here.

The Field Guide to Sponsored Films by Rick Prelinger was published by the National Film Preservation Foundation in January 2007. It describes 452 historically or culturally significant motion pictures commissioned by businesses, charities, advocacy groups, and state or local government units between 1897 and 1980. The annotated filmography features repository information for some 350 titles as well as links to works viewable online. Also included are an introductory essay and name and subject indexes. The book is recommended for all interested in the history of advertising, industrial and sponsored films.

A free copy of the 152-page NFPF publication can be viewed and downloaded here.

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Information about Prelinger Library, an appropriation-friendly library of printed materials located in San Francisco, is here.

If you have historical home movies of San Francisco or Detroit that might work in future Lost Landscapes urban history screenings, Rick would be delighted to hear from you. He can be reached here.

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by Cartoon Films, Limited
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Snap, Crackle and Pop take on Soggy, Mushy and Toughy.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Screen ads, Animation: Advertising, Agriculture: Food industry: Cereals
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eye 161,899
favorite 73
comment 14
Countdown leader.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topic: Motion pictures: Projection
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by MPO Productions
movies
eye 157,757
favorite 290
comment 27
Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 27 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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eye 156,979
favorite 186
comment 6
Vintage erotic dance video showing a woman named Sheree dancing first in a tiger-print outfit, then in a bikini.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Vintage Erotica, Erotic Dance
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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eye 152,784
favorite 16
comment 1
Presents in lay terms what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peace-time uses of atomic energy and the by-products of nuclear fission. From The Field Guide to Sponsored Films: RESOURCES: “Atom Educational Film Made Available by GE,” Wash Post, Aug. 9, 1953, R11; “A Challenge to Free Enterprise,” Bus Scrn15, no. 5 (1954): 33; advertisement, Bus Scrn18, no. 7 (1957): 5. Science film positioning atomic energy as both a peaceful and a warlike force....
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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eye 144,759
favorite 28
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How a New York City newspaper delivery drivers' strike in 1945 failed to divert readers' interest in their favorite newspapers. Shows the newspapers of the day and huge lines of people outside newspaper offices waiting to purchase updated editions. In Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Media: Newspapers, Labor: Strikes, New York City
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
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eye 141,409
favorite 8
comment 1
Presents "King Joe" as the average American working man who, by virtue of his high wages and short hours, is king of the world's workers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 141,202
favorite 95
comment 16
Ten short theatrical "screen ads" promoting the 1955 Chevrolet models.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Automobiles: Advertising, Advertising: Screen ads
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eye 138,427
favorite 51
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A kinescope of the John F Kennedy and Richard M Nixon presidential debate.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Crawley Films, Ltd.
movies
eye 136,361
favorite 92
comment 8
Social-sex development of Bill and Mary and how they came to meet, fall in love and marry.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Social guidance, Gender roles
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eye 133,839
favorite 85
comment 8
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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eye 133,302
favorite 109
comment 12
A burlesque short starring Amalia Aguilar. Part of "Joe Bonica presents the Movie of the Month" nudie film series.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topic: Burlesque
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by On Film, Inc.
movies
eye 131,918
favorite 327
comment 25
Thoughtfully made advertising sales promo film extolling 1950s suburbanites as citizens and consumers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: Suburbia, Cold War, Consumerism
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eye 129,360
favorite 93
comment 24
Ford commercial linking new compact cars to futurism and the space frontier.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 24 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Automobiles: Advertising, Futurism
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movies
eye 125,842
favorite 133
comment 15
Footage from an atomic bomb test - probably Operation Tumbler-Snapper? The same footage also appears in "Operation A-Bomb (1953)".
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 122,798
favorite 60
comment 9
A bad-mannered 14-year-old meets himself as a young man of 21, and learns the fundamentals of good table manners.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance: Etiquette, Children
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by U.S. Office of Inter-Amer Affairs
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eye 118,557
favorite 13
comment 5
Development of Brazil's planned city.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Regional: Brazil
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 118,057
favorite 21
comment 7
Dramatizes the story of a father, who, after finding himself at a loss for words at a public meeting, follows his son's lead and starts a campaign of vocabulary improvement.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Literacy, Words, Self-improvement
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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eye 116,270
favorite 169
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Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales? The companion Encyclopedia Britannica Film "Democracy" can be found here.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 59 reviews )
Topic: Political science
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eye 116,132
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comment 11
Mild stag film starring Adele Doleman
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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Explains the reasoning behind attractive and correct tea-table arranging. One of the satellite films that accompanied Let's Give a Tea. See also Arranging a Buffet Supper.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 113,766
favorite 61
comment 28
Promotional film for the controversial Chevrolet Corvair.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 28 reviews )
Topic: Automobiles: Advertising
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by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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eye 113,425
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Produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, in collaboration with William B. Wartman, M.D., School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Producer: Warren P. Everote.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Motion Pictures: In Education, Science, Health and Hygiene, Medicine: Cancer
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by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
movies
eye 113,267
favorite 138
comment 15
"Explains" the dangers of the atomic bomb, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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comment 9
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
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eye 109,469
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Illustrates the design process involving in making a new car - the Mustang.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
movies
eye 107,988
favorite 111
comment 21
Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 21 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 107,485
favorite 179
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Romp through the futuristic landscape of the Seattle World's Fair, centered in the Bell System pavilion.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 30 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: Seattle, 1962, Communication: Telephone, Futurism
Coronet Instructional Films
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Coronet Instructional Films were shown in American schools starting in about 1941. The company was an offshoot of Coronet Magazine, a digest-sized magazine that itself was owned by Esquire, Inc. Owner David Smart was deeply interested in visual education and the power of the film to teach and convince, and built a full studio on his estate in Glenview, Illinois, where at its height hundreds of films were cranked out each year. The films were sold to schools and libraries by a network of...
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by Filmways (?)
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eye 105,291
favorite 49
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Cereal commercial targeted at children of the space age.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topics: Space: Culture, Advertising: Television commercials, Agriculture: Food industry: Cereals
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by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
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eye 103,665
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Training film for users of the new dial telephones.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Ergonomics
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eye 103,445
favorite 19
comment 4
Activities at the newly opened Beany's drive-through fast food restaurant, Long Beach, California, 1952 or 1953.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: California, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, fast food, restaurants, food, car culture, automobiles,...
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by Audio Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 102,992
favorite 94
comment 8
Though this sex education film concentrates on presenting the anatomy and physiology of human reproduction in sober medical terms, its release kicked off a controversy in many American cities and towns over the legitimacy of sex education in the public schools. The film is narrated from the point of view of an adult who tries to decide how to answer his son's natural questions about sex and reproduction. With excellent diagrams of the reproductive process.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Biology: Reproduction, Families
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by Fleischer Studios
movies
eye 102,731
favorite 100
comment 26
Surprisingly licentious advertising cartoon produced by the Fleischer brothers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Animation: Advertising, Automobiles: Advertising, Sexualities
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 101,011
favorite 40
comment 6
A fairy tale character uses magic to help youngsters learn good health habits.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topic: Health and hygiene
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eye 99,241
favorite 39
comment 6
0614 PA8171 Victory Gardens
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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eye 97,989
favorite 78
comment 24
DV25 version (editable quality) of the famous film. Feel free to reedit/recombine/remix. Please consider uploading your derivative works to Internet Archive. This version was transferred from a new 35mm print made from a restored 35mm negative, which was made from our 1906-era 35mm print. The frameroll problem seen in other versions has been fixed.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 24 reviews )
Topics: san francisco, earthquakes, 1906, market street, cities, urban history, lost landscapes, traffic
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by Miles Brothers
movies
eye 97,681
favorite 83
comment 34
PLEASE NOTE: A much higher-quality DV version (2.3 GB) now available at http://www.archive.org/details/TripDownMarketStreetrBeforeTheFire Pictures San Francisco's main thoroughfare as seen from the front window of a moving Market Street cable car, before the downtown area was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. This unusual record has been called the first "structural film" because it follows exactly the externally imposed structure of the car ride. Here is a post from the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 34 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical, Transportation: Cable cars, Landscapes: Cultural
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by Centron Productions
movies
eye 97,340
favorite 64
comment 20
Safety film about dangers associated with earthmoving equipment operation, showing many great simulated accidents on construction sites. CONTENT ADVISORY: May be frightening and surprising to some viewers, and contains great country-style song by a Johnny Cash-soundalike.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 20 reviews )
Topics: Safety: Occupational, Music: Country and Western, Motion pictures: Stunts
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 97,234
favorite 56
comment 4
A simple demonstration of the basic design and operation of a watch, including stop-motion animation showing a watch being assembled from many parts.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Timekeeping
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eye 95,594
favorite 88
comment 40
An amazing short by an "orchestra" of vibraphone players. Some viewers have noted that this film seems to be a mirror image of how things are supposed to be. This is because original Soundie films were printed backwards so that they could appear correct when played in the Panoram machine (an early film jukebox).
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 40 reviews )
Topic: soundie
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by Castle Films
movies
eye 93,228
favorite 28
comment 3
Attack on Pearl Harbor; the S.S. Normandie fire at a New York pier.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Pearl Harbor, Transportation: Water, Newsreels
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 90,716
favorite 55
comment 16
Lucky Strike cigarette commercial with stop-motion animation of marching cigarettes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Substance abuse: Tobacco, Animation: Stop-motion
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by U.S. War Department
movies
eye 90,623
favorite 88
comment 21
How the atomic bomb destroyed the people and cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 21 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Japan, Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, World War II: Nuclear weapons
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 90,522
favorite 59
comment 23
Promotional film made for the City of Detroit, an unsuccessful bidder for the Olympic Games. With views of city highways, automobile manufacturing, a diverse population, and social activities, all shot prior to the city's economic decline.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Detroit, Michigan, City planning, Race relations
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 89,721
favorite 123
comment 14
Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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by Highway Safety Films, Inc.
movies
eye 88,872
favorite 56
comment 16
Legendary "shock" driving safety film featuring numerous scenes of mutilated cars and injured/dead people and a voiceover lacking in compassion. Produced in cooperation with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and shown to millions of young drivers for over 40 years. CONTENT ADVISORY: Many disturbing scenes of violent deaths and accident scenes; cries of crash victims on soundtrack.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Safety: Automotive, Ohio, Police
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by Sid Davis Productions
movies
eye 87,462
favorite 111
comment 16
Safety film about the (then) new hobby of skateboarding. Produced by Sid Davis.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
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by Crawley Films
movies
eye 87,429
favorite 116
comment 16
How far can young people go in petting and still stay within the bounds of personal standards and social mores?
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Teenagers, Social guidance
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movies
eye 87,328
favorite 76
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by Calvin Communications
movies
eye 86,792
favorite 143
comment 45
The ultimate generic industrial film, built around every script and visual cliche.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 45 reviews )
Topics: Motion pictures: Production, Motion pictures: Sponsored, Humor
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 86,637
favorite 28
comment 10
How the automobile differential allows a vehicle to turn a corner while keeping the wheels from skidding.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Automobiles: Engineering, Physics, Motorcycles
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by Ganz (William J.) Co.
movies
eye 85,389
favorite 73
comment 18
How shellac records were produced and manufactured.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topics: Media: Phonograph, Music
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by Unknown
movies
eye 85,058
favorite 118
comment 11
The great amusement zone in its heyday.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: Amusement parks, Coney Island, New York City: History
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movies
eye 84,911
favorite 46
comment 7
PA9049 Communications Primer, A 16 Eastmancolor print
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
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by U.S. Office of War Information
movies
eye 84,342
favorite 18
comment 2
Importance of nutrition in wartime.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Homefront, Nutrition, Agriculture: Food industry
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by Williams (Clem) Films
movies
eye 83,965
favorite 66
comment 50
Santa Claus rides in a parade and walks kids through a relentless department-store Christmas display. Filmed in Pittsburgh.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 50 reviews )
Topics: Christmas, Santa Claus, Consumerism
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by Western Electric Company, Inc.
movies
eye 82,902
favorite 67
comment 18
Cartoon showing how sound motion pictures work, produced by a company that was an innovator in the field. Story by W.E. Erpi (pseudonym for Western Electric, Electrical Research Products Inc.). Directors: F. Lyle Goldman and Max Fleischer.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topics: Perception: Sound, Motion pictures: Sound, Animation
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by American Documentary Films, Inc.
movies
eye 82,481
favorite 108
comment 8
The Regional Planning Association of America's plea for community chaotic cities and urban sprawl. Directors: Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke. Script: Henwar Rodakiewicz, from an outline by Pare Lorentz. Commentary written by Lewis Mumford. Narrator: Morris Carnovsky. Photography: Ralph Steiner, Willard Van Dyke, Jules V.D. Bucher, Edward Anhalt, Roger Barlow and Rudolph Bretz. Editor: Theodore Lawrence. Music: Aaron Copland.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Sustainability: 1930s, City planning, Regionalism
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by Myers (David)
movies
eye 82,417
favorite 62
comment 8
San Francisco teenage gangs and the unfriendly world they inhabit.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: Juvenile delinquents, Teenagers, Juvenile delinquency
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by Pathescope Productions
movies
eye 81,379
favorite 150
comment 19
Shows masked mental patients enacting various schizophrenic symptoms as they were understood at the time. A disturbing film that raises questions about the condition and treatment of its subjects.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topics: Medicine: Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Hospitals
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 80,969
favorite 172
comment 14
The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
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by Various
movies
eye 80,486
favorite 91
comment 12
Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association
movies
eye 80,245
favorite 117
comment 48
Atomic tests at the Nevada Proving Grounds (later the Nevada Test Site) show effects on well-kept homes, homes filled with trash and combustibles, and homes painted with reflective white paint. Asserts that cleanliness is an essential part of civil defense preparedness and that it increased survivability. Selected for the 2002 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally, and socially significant" films.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 48 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War, Waste disposal
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eye 80,122
favorite 36
comment 4
Describes some of the biological effects of high energy radiations on plants and animal cells. Explains how typical experiments are conducted and demonstrates some of the protective measures required to insure the safety of the experimenters. Points out some possible applications of nuclear radiation to problems of human health, emphasizing work in the study of cancer. Associate Producer: Warren P. Everote. "The Division of the Physical Sciences, which includes the Institute of Nuclear...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
movies
eye 78,207
favorite 129
comment 18
Early (and sensational) film on marijuana use as a route to heroin addiction.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topics: Substance abuse: Drugs, Teenagers, California: Los Angeles
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by Simmel-Meservey
movies
eye 77,929
favorite 53
comment 23
Advises children to do whatever is necessary -- even lie -- to achieve harmonious family relations. This portrait of manners among the affluent places a premium on pleasant, unemotional behavior, and contains some interesting do's and don'ts sequences. Key line: "These boys treat their dad as though they were genuinely glad to see him, as though they really missed him..." Director: Edward C. Simmel. Cinematography: Harry F. Burrell. Script: Arthur V. Jones. Editor: Miriam Bucher. With...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Families
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eye 76,949
favorite 78
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1939, sound, 55 min, Technicolor, 35mm. Transferred from a 35mm nitrate print. See: Andrew Wood, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair," http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/middleton/index1.html. This drama illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life. The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair pits an anti-capitalist bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs, technology, capitalism, communism, time capsules
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by IBM Corporation, Military Products Division
movies
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favorite 70
comment 13
Innovations in computer technology as weapons in the Cold War.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Electronics, Computers: History
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by Crawley Films
movies
eye 75,576
favorite 82
comment 7
Animated explanation of primary and secondary sex characteristics in adolescent boys and girls.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Medicine: Endocrinology, Animation
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 75,071
favorite 97
comment 17
Frightening civil defense procedure film aimed at Cold War-era elementary school students.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 73,387
favorite 113
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Introducing stereophonic phonograph records.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: Media: Phonograph
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 73,122
favorite 35
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Dinah Shore promotes the new Chevrolets and sings "See the U.S.A. in your new Chevrolet."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: Automobiles: Advertising
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 72,557
favorite 57
comment 19
Jim, an emotionally immature teen, learns to evaluate his personality and to better work out his problems.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Psychology, Teenagers
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eye 72,405
favorite 34
comment 13
Footage of the Tacoma Narrows bridge wobbling and eventually, collapsing. from Stillman Fires Collection.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topic: need keyword